Child's Nervous System

, Volume 16, Issue 8, pp 522–524

Diagnostic steps and staged operative approach in Currarino’s triad: a case report and review of the literature

  • H. Ilhan
  • Baran Tokar
  • Metin Ant Atasoy
  • Alparslan Kulali
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/PL00007296

Cite this article as:
Ilhan, H., Tokar, B., Atasoy, M. et al. Child's Nerv Syst (2000) 16: 522. doi:10.1007/PL00007296

Abstract 

The Currarino triad is a combination of a presacral mass, a congenital sacral bony abnormality and an anorectal malformation. It mostly presents with constipation. Rectal examination, plain radiographs and magnetic resonance imaging are the main tools for the diagnosis. If the mass is a meningocele, colostomy and neurosurgical exploration should precede ano- plasty due to the risk of meningitis. A 14-month-old female patient with anal stenosis, a sacral scimitar defect and an anterior meningocele is presented in this report.

Keywords Currarino triadMeningoceleSacral anomaliesAnal stenosis

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Ilhan
    • 1
  • Baran Tokar
    • 1
  • Metin Ant Atasoy
    • 2
  • Alparslan Kulali
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Paediatric Surgery, Osmangazi Universitesi Tıp Fakultesi, Cocuk Cerrahisi AD., 26480 Meselik, Eskisehir, Turkey e-mail: hilhan@ogu.edu.tr Tel.: +90-222-2398267 Fax: +90-222-2290110TR
  2. 2.Department of Neurosurgery, Osmangazi Universitesi Tıp Fakultesi, Beyin Cerrahisi AD., 26480 Meselik, Eskisehir, TurkeyTR